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Company: Innovative Dining Group


Sushi Roku is a game-changer in the world of Japanese cuisine based in Southern California and part of Innovative Dining Group’s collection of trendy and exciting restaurants including BOA Steakhouse and Katana Robatayaki and Sushi Bar. This innovative Japanese sushi concept brings together a blend of inventive fusion dishes, a vibrant atmosphere, and an array of custom cocktails. With a commitment to providing unmatched hospitality, Sushi Roku has quickly become a go-to destination for tastemakers from Los Angeles, Orange County, Las Vegas, and beyond. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey like no other at Sushi Roku Newport Beach.


We are looking for a highly skilled Sushi Chef to join our culinary team and create delicious plates for our guest. Responsibilities include handling a wide range of raw fish and other ingredients, managing food stock and ensuring that all ingredients used in dishes are of the highest quality. Successful candidates must be trained in Japanese cuisine, excel in a fast-paced environment, be able to multitask, deliver on excellent customer service and be an effective team player. This is a tipped position.


  • Have full knowledge of our restaurant’s food offerings and beverage program
  • Possess a strong familiarity with food service regulations and proper food handling procedures
  • Fluent in our cooking methods, quality standards, kitchen rules and restaurant policies and procedures
  • Experienced and highly skilled in making traditional sushi and sushi rolls with a comprehensive knowledge of Japanese cuisine, sake, fish, seafood and cooking techniques
  • Inspect the quality of fruits, vegetables and fish used to prepare sushi dishes and ensure food item consistency
  • Prepare various types of sushi dishes and sauces according to established guidelines on quality, portion size, presentation, and food safety
  • Follow proper plate presentation and prepare garnishes for all dishes
  • Stock and maintain sufficient levels of food products at line stations to assure a smooth service period
  • Sterilize all utensils, instruments and equipment used in sushi preparation before every use
  • Handle, store and rotate all products properly (FIFO = First-In, First-Out)
  • Perform station opening/closing and side work duties for each shift
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary workstation of the sushi bar and monitor food production areas to ensure compliance with safety and sanitation procedures
  • Report any problems with kitchen equipment to the Manager on duty
  • Be available to fill in as needed to ensure a smooth and an efficient operation of the restaurant as directed by the Head Sushi Chef or Manager
  • Create a welcoming environment for guests by greeting them, thanking them, and saying “good-bye”
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills and the ability to remain calm and composed under pressure
  • Embody and deliver on exceptional service and hospitality



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function at a high level. Furthermore, the individual must be able to multi-task, manage time efficiently, possess excellent communication skills, maintain a positive attitude and a professional demeanor and have a strong work ethic. Must have a flexible schedule, available to work daytime, evening and/or weekend shifts. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Ability to provide verification of legal right to work in the United States. Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.


2 years of previous experience in a high-end, high-volume restaurant.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, training materials, and procedure manuals. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers.


Ability to carry out detailed and specific written and/or oral instructions. Ability to problem solve in standardized situations.


It is the employee’s responsibility to secure and maintain current status of all required certificates, licenses, (Ex. Servsafe) or registrations when required by local, state, or federal government agencies, including a valid Food Handler Card. Must have upon hire.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours) with some walking and occasional sitting. Hands and fingers are used to handle food, beverages and/or equipment. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. This job operates in the kitchen and may work near co-workers.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud, generally in an indoor setting. The employee will work a varying schedule to include evenings, weekends, holidays, and extended hours as business dictates. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to smoke, heat and/or cold from the mechanical equipment.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description has been approved by the Company and is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We encourage everyone to respond.

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